"In the background of the painting is the Black Mesa. The spirit in the lower left corner represents hope. The darker spirit in the right corner represents everyday life. I tried to make a balance between the dark and light."
Prints are produced on demand on either mounted wrapped canvas or giclee fine art paper in a variety of sizes here in the United States. High quality print reproductions for your home or office designed by artists living with homelessness or disabilities.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Art helps me to be in contact with myself."
David was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His connection with the beauty of the landscape deeply affects his art. Painting and creativity have always been a part of his life; he has been making art since high school, and recently began to develop his talents as part of a community art program at The Santa Fe Club House, which offers outpatient treatment programs, community, and work opportunities for adults with mental illness.
David was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a child and has worked to navigate a sense of his recovery for many years. He says, "through therapy, working on being in check with my emotions, yoga, meditation and cooking for the clubhouse all have made my struggle better. Recovery is a major part of me. However good, bad or ugly I have to pick myself up. Keeping that idea alive in my daily life, it gives me a little hope for the day. Recovery is everyday.”
David has a degree in computer data base management, and has worked as an environmental scientist with the Environmental Protection Agency. He has earned a certification as a Peer Support Worker and is an advocate for adults experiencing mental illness. David enjoys giving back to the community whenever he can, and helps lead writing and beading groups at the Clubhouse community center.
Our Fine Art Paper and Photo Paper are OBA-free acid-free, 310gsm, bright white water-resistant paper made from 100% cotton. The fine art paper is a premium, flat, textured canvas paper. Our Mounted Canvas is a polycotton blend matte canvas using a pH coating that is optical brightener additive-free, acid-free, and whitening agent-free.
Each of our frames are hand built upon order to fit each piece. fine art paper and photo paper prints are framed with classic contemporary authentic wood measuring 1¼” w x ¾” h with a ⅝” rabbet with glass covering and optional white matting. Our mounted canvas prints are framed in floating authentic wood measuring ⅝” w x 2” h with a 1 ¾” rabbet.
Prints and frames are made to order and ship from within 2-5 business days of your purchase via UPS from California. If your prints arrive damaged please let us know and we will correct them for you.
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